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Fox Pest Control’s Syracuse Ant Exterminator Service

Ants in your kitchen again? You know the drill: ants come in and stick around for months. You probably already know this, but if you see them in the kitchen, they’re in the bathrooms, bedrooms and doorways, too. Pretty soon the ants are taking over the entire house! At Fox Pest Control, we want you to feel comfortable and secure in an ant-free home. 

Signs of an Ant Infestation

You might already know for sure that you have an ant problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of an ant infestation in Syracuse. 

Large Mounds in the Yard

They can be bare dirt or sand, or they can be covered in growing, healthy grass.

Ant Trails

Ants will travel long distances for food. Ant trails may disappear after the food source is gone.

Piles of ants

in grass, sand, or even cracks in brick or cement

What You Need to Know About Ants

  • Ants come in a large variety. In Syracuse, the most common kinds of ants you’ll see around your home are:
    • Sugar ants
    • Ghost ants
    • Odorous house ants 
    • Carpenter ants
  • Ants find their way in through any open, unsealed space. This includes cracks in the wood and gaps in the window or old weather stripping. Once inside, they hunt for food and moisture. That’s why you’ll see them most often in your kitchen and bathroom. 
  • While most of these ants are harmless, carpenter ant infestations can pose a serious threat to your Syracuse property, because they tunnel their way through wood, causing damage to your home. 

Helpful Ant Prevention Tips 

  • Move wood or low-hanging tree branches away from your house. 
  • Seal cracks to prevent intrusion.
  • Clean baseboards, cabinets, and countertops regularly.

How Do I Get Rid Of Ants?

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Think you have a ant problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (315) 587-5049 for a free Syracuse ant control quote.

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Schedule NY same day* control service with one of our certified technicians.

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Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized ant treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain ant free.

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Ant Infestation Control FAQ

How do I get rid of ant infestations? Can I get rid of ants by myself?

The best way to get rid of ants permanently is with professional Syracuse pest control and ant extermination because we have all the right tools and knowledge. While you wait for the professionals to come, vacuum frequently for anything ants can use as food, like fallen crumbs, grains of sugar, and hair follicles or skin particles.

Why do ants keep coming back in Syracuse?

You must control ants because they can create satellite nests that collect food for the main nest. The queen will remain safe and untouched in a separate nest. If the satellite nest is destroyed, the queen could simply create another one in the same place. Fox Pest Control has the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively provide ant control in Syracuse.

What problems do carpenter ants cause? 

Carpenter ants use their massive jaws to carve tunnels in wood. Although they don’t eat the wood as termites do, if you don’t get help with carpenter ant treatment they can cause serious damage to your home if left untreated.

Which ants are the most dangerous?

Ants that sting. Some ants have a painful sting, almost like a wasp. You need to control fire ants, harvester ants, and oak ants - they are among those stinging ants that live in the United States. 

Carpenter ants. You must exterminate carpenter ants because they can carve tunnels and galleries through virtually any kind of wood, causing major structural damage.

Are ants poisonous?

Some ants, like the aggressive red imported fire ants, deliver a painful sting. This sting has often been compared to a wasp or bee sting and can be a serious problem for those with an allergy to insect stings. 

What is the difference between a regular ant and a carpenter ant?

The main difference is the size. While most ants in Syracuse are about ⅛ inch long, carpenter ant workers are closer to ½ inch, about four times bigger. Carpenter ants can vary in color, from solid black, to orange, red and black, yellow, or solid red.

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Very Good service, Best employees and customer service, Kendon and Alex was the best!! Kendon did everything to help me to set up same day inspection. Alex came on time and explain to me everything clearly. Thank you guys I do appreciate you both so much!


– Romilyn Jocel Heramia

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Some dude knocked on my door to tell me about their pest control services. Normally I don't like buying stuff on my doorstep but this guy was real friendly and made me feel comfortable with any questions I had. I was a bit skeptical at first, but then the technician Alex came by and was suuuper knowledgeable and did a thorough job. It's been a week and the carpenter ants eating at my back porch are no longer! I will be with these guys for many years to come.


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Fox is a very professional service. They arrive when they say that they will, and do what they promise to do. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.


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Very nice guy. On time. Very professional. Great price for the service they offer. Peter was the best, and a very awesome guy. Thank you for your help.


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The gentleman who comes is very sweet and professional. He answers every question I have. I really appreciate how he doesn't mind my dog chasing him from window to window barking. I think I caught him laughing once.


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If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.

And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give us a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.

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